List of capitals in the United States


List of capitals in the United States

Washington, D.C. has been the capital of the United States since 1800. Eight other cities have served as the meeting place for Congress and are therefore considered to have once been the capital of the United States. In addition, each of the 50 U.S. states and several territories of the United States maintain their own capitals.

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In 33 of the 50 U.S. states, the state capital is currently not the state's most populous city. Only two of the state capitals, Trenton, New Jersey and Carson City, Nevada border another state, while Juneau, Alaska shares a border with the Canadian province of British Columbia. [http://www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/towns/?townID=4124] The dates listed in the following table indicate the year since which the current capital has "continuously" served as the sole capital.

ee also

*Historic regions of the United States
*Historical outline of the United States
*History of the United States
*List of countries with multiple capitals
*List of historical national capitals
*Political divisions of the United States
*Territorial evolution of the United States
*Timeline of country and capital changes
*U.S. state

Notes

Congress was forced to move from Philadelphia due to a riot of angry soldiers. See: Pennsylvania Mutiny of 1783

External links

* [http://www.archives.state.al.us/capital/capitals.html Capitals of Alabama]
* [http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/flafacts/capitol.html Florida Facts - The Capitol]
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~gamacon/capitalization.htm The Capitalization of Georgia]
* [http://www.sec.state.la.us/museums/osc/exhibits/statehouse/stathse-bro.pdf The State Houses of Louisiana]
* [http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us/docs/nsla/archives/myth/myth28.htm Las Vegas: Nevada's Next State Capital?]
* [http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/senate/misc/kids.html New Hampshire Senate for Kids - Capitals]
* [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/CC/mzc1.html "Handbook of Texas Online" – Capitals]
* [http://www.ls.net/~newriver/va/colcap.htm Colonial Capitals of the Dominion of Virginia]
* [http://historytogo.utah.gov/utcapitol.html Utah History To Go - Utah's Capitols]
* [http://www.sightseebyspace.com/browse_by.php?category=U.S.%20State%20Capital%20Buildings Satellite and Aerial Photography of All US Capitol Buildings] from SightseeBySpace.com

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